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Washburn X27 7 String Electric Guitar  

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  • Washburn

    A serious 7 string at this price? You bet!

    Washburn has been burning the midnight oil to make the X27 7 String electric guitar--a super-hot axe that won't toast your bank account. Solid maple string-thru body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard. Great action with two chunky 7-pole humbucking pickups. 3-way switching, volume, tone, 24 frets, and Grover tuners.

    Features
    • 7 strings
    • 24-fret neck with deep double cutaways
    • Maple body and neck
    • String-thru fixed bridge
    • 2 humbuckers

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    4.5

    (based on 19 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The closes cousin to the awesome x25

    I do not actually own this guitar, but this is the one guitar most closely related to my x-25 (now discontinued). The x-27 is essentially an x-25 with a string-thru ...Read complete review

    I do not actually own this guitar, but this is the one guitar most closely related to my x-25 (now discontinued). The x-27 is essentially an x-25 with a string-thru body (instead of a tremolo) and 7 strings instead of six. My x25 was only the second guitar that I ever bought, but I've purchased many more since then. I have to say, even after playing much more expensive guitars, including the best Epiphone has to offer (I don't like Epiphone now), a Schecter C-1 Elite, a Switch Stealth Innovo, a cheap Oscar Schmidt OE30 by Washburn (excellent value), and my custom USA Strat, my old X25 is still my main practice guitar. You just can't beat Grover tuners, and the super-deep cutaway gives me upper fret access that beats anything else I've played. The neck is extremely comfortable for my average-to-large hands, with a thicker neck at the head for chords and a thinner neck near the body allowing for some fast solo-shredding. The guitar is built like a tank. Even some severe, soul-hurting drops, the finish only has the most minor of nicks and scratches. For overall feel and quality of craftmanship, I think Washburn is probably the best deal out there. (ESP is a close second, and may pass Washburn on the more expensive guitars).My only problem was with the stock pickups. They got the job done, but I wasn't really satisfied. I replaced the two humbuckers with some super-hot overwound pickups. To sum it up, Washburn x-series guitars tend to have surprisingly fast and comfortable necks with amazing upper fret access even though they have bolt-on necks. I have yet to encounter a better feeling neck. I have not compared them to the legendary Prestige necks or well-reputed Wizard necks that are on some Ibanez models, though.When I'm in the market for seven-string, this guitar is going to get some serious consideration.An afterthought: I noticed that my Washburn has high-end alpha-brand audio tapers for both the volume and tone knobs.

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    7 string without the price

    i bought this guitar its pretty nice for the price. you would think it was more expensive when playing it. the pickups are ok not the greatest the input jack has been cutting out ...Read complete review

    i bought this guitar its pretty nice for the price. you would think it was more expensive when playing it. the pickups are ok not the greatest the input jack has been cutting out on me a bit but nothing a good soldering cant fix. the intonation was almost perfect upon arrival. the cosmetics of this are why it is so cheap though. its not exactly the coolest looking and it has the old OLD fender style neck. with the truss rod down at the body instead of the head stock. i would say if your just wanting one to try your hands at playing seven string BUY IT its amazing for the price.

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    5.0

    very good guitar

    By night dweller

    from middletown, delaware

    i own the x-27 and its a very good guitar. since playing it i cant use a 6-string but its all good. if your a beginner you should get this ax if your into 7-string. the neck plays really nice and i suggest either kerly sinister strings (heavy or medium)or ghs boomers (medium). I have played from standard to dropped f# so it holds the tuning.this is an great guitar to get and the price is the best you can get and i suggest for anyone to get it.

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    5.0

    umm.. ok buy this

    By ASon

    from long island, ny

    Gonna try to keep this short. This is a real review, if you are wondering if they post fake ones to make you buy. lol Anyway, I play heavy metal. I have had my ibanez RG series for about 10 years now. Floyd rose bridge etc, I keep it sounding great. I picked this one up because I joined a band and needed an extra guitar in case I broke a string on stage: the sole reason I bought this cuz it was a CHEAP 7 string. I have been playing this thing for fun to mess with it, with the strings and pickups that came in the box and.... I like it!!! Palm mutes are fat and chunky yet pretty damn clear. Im running a spider 3 - 150 watt head thru a spider 2 - 4 x 12 cab, with the line 6 shortboard to program my sounds in. (I'm using a setting similar to the meshuggah premade setting for those of you who know this set-up) This guitar sounds nasty. Pick harmonics come out clear and edgy, low string is clear and biting. Honestly the only thing I don't like about this guitar is the plain body style and the headstock is big. The actual main thing I have issues with is I am used to the awesomely thin ibanez necks and this thing is thick. ***I have played it on clean tone with reverb and bluesy sounds, played pachelobel's cannon in D on it, it sounds decent there too, however I do want this review to focus on heavier music, since that is why most people would buy this. This thing really is a steal. If you are looking for a 7 string, but dont want to break your wallet. buy this. I literally bought it thinking it would get me thru a show if I broke a string, and I find myself playing it instead of my workhorse studio guitar simply because of the price and it sounds beast, and that amuses me. Give it a shot...

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    4.0

    X Series 7 String

    By V8

    from Montana

    I bought this for the value and to try oout the 7 String configuration. I am a guitarist of 20+ years. Metal mostly speed death and also blues styles. This was a great buy! Accept for the pick ups. When I bought this axe I bought the seymour duncan custom 7 String P/U. Installed after playing it to see difference. It sounded great! After droppong the action and intonnation adjustments this axe holds a tune well. I do like it. Washburn shoud Keep their factories in the US thought Id throw that in. I usually only buy american guitars. This a CHINA MADE guitar. Buy it.... but also buy the pick up.

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    5.0

    Good Guitar

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    This guitar is pretty cheap for a seven string. It isnt of the grestest quality, but it would be really good for beginners to have. DOnt get it if your more comfortable with six string because then the low b string will just get in the way.

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    5.0

    The closes cousin to the awesome x25

    By NordicMetalLover

    from Boise, ID

    I do not actually own this guitar, but this is the one guitar most closely related to my x-25 (now discontinued). The x-27 is essentially an x-25 with a string-thru body (instead of a tremolo) and 7 strings instead of six. My x25 was only the second guitar that I ever bought, but I've purchased many more since then. I have to say, even after playing much more expensive guitars, including the best Epiphone has to offer (I don't like Epiphone now), a Schecter C-1 Elite, a Switch Stealth Innovo, a cheap Oscar Schmidt OE30 by Washburn (excellent value), and my custom USA Strat, my old X25 is still my main practice guitar. You just can't beat Grover tuners, and the super-deep cutaway gives me upper fret access that beats anything else I've played. The neck is extremely comfortable for my average-to-large hands, with a thicker neck at the head for chords and a thinner neck near the body allowing for some fast solo-shredding. The guitar is built like a tank. Even some severe, soul-hurting drops, the finish only has the most minor of nicks and scratches. For overall feel and quality of craftmanship, I think Washburn is probably the best deal out there. (ESP is a close second, and may pass Washburn on the more expensive guitars).My only problem was with the stock pickups. They got the job done, but I wasn't really satisfied. I replaced the two humbuckers with some super-hot overwound pickups. To sum it up, Washburn x-series guitars tend to have surprisingly fast and comfortable necks with amazing upper fret access even though they have bolt-on necks. I have yet to encounter a better feeling neck. I have not compared them to the legendary Prestige necks or well-reputed Wizard necks that are on some Ibanez models, though.When I'm in the market for seven-string, this guitar is going to get some serious consideration.An afterthought: I noticed that my Washburn has high-end alpha-brand audio tapers for both the volume and tone knobs.

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    4.0

    washburn x 27

    By queeferoni32

    from Jackson, Georgia

    I just bought this guitar so that I could play heavier music. I works pretty good. It sounds best with a boss equalizer because without it you don't get as much tone. I have to tweak my cables a little bit just to even hear the guitar but once i do that it sounds just fine. I'm use to playing a Jackson Randy Rhoads so its a big difference in the sive of the neck. It is really fat.

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    5.0

    Excellent 7 string for less

    By sherlock

    from Athens, AL

    I have been playing guitar for 23 years, primarily metal. I finally decided to get a 7 because I like the idea of the low and high range together. This is one of the best value 7s out there. I have always played strats(not super strats) and this guitar reminds me of one with a little extra. It also has a one piece neck, unlike the Schecters and current Ibanez 7321. The pickups are low output, but with the right amp, you can barely tell. I do plan on replacing them, but you would also with the aforementioned 7s. Since gettin this guitar, my others are upset because I never play with them. I would recommend this guitar to anyone(beginner or advanced) who wants a great 7 to experiment with and upgrade.

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    3.0

    Ok, For Beginners

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    This Washburn X27 is ok. I got this because the price was insanely low for a seven string. The features are ok too, but the pickups on this are way, way too quiet and the crunch of the sound turns on and off before it all out stops and has weak distortion. If you don't want to spend a ton of money getting this set up, i'd suggest an Ibanez instead.

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    4.0

    Has it's ups and downs

    By Jonathan-cJlOE

    from Joplin, MO

    This is my 2nd 7-string. I will say it is more than superior to the crappy one I had before (A DeArmond). However the guitar I got had a good start but over a couple months it's already starting to break down on me. The output jack has a screw stripped out (it was like that when I got it), the 3-way switch is loose and one of the parts at the top that you put the strings through to get to the tuners is about to pop off. I can't do jack with this thing on the amp I have now. I may be being to hard on the thing seeing it's only a budget guitar. Honestly. What else could you expect? But to be straight up if you are looking for a good quality 7-string this guitar is not for you.

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    4.0

    Not bad Washburn..not bad.

    By SixStringSavior

    from Northumberland Pa.

    once i got this ol

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